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Show 14 – The SDN Trinity

Special thanks to Anthony Burke (@pandom_) and Kurt Bales (@networkjanitor) for joining us on this show. We sat down and talked about the three bigs in the SDN market right now: Cisco ACI, Juniper Contrail, and VMWare NSX. We try to keep it balanced and fair and discuss the pros/cons from what is known about the technologies today.


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Show 12 – Insieme and the Nexus 9000

For Show 12 we had the privilege of sitting down for an early look at Insieme’s new hardware and Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI). Joe Onisick lays out exactly what Insieme’s been doing and the hardware they have coming out. We also have James Bowling on the show to provide us with the perspective of the server and virtualization admin.


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2013 Update

Hey guys. Wanted to take a few minutes and catch you up on how things are going with us here at the Class-C Block. It’s been a crazy 2013 already and things are proving to not slow down much. As most of you know CJ has transitioned to a new on Facebook’s Datacenter networking team. This is a huge opportunity for him; however , it involves moving his family literally across the country (they lived in NY before). So while all this transition is going on we’ve decided to take a month or so break from the podcast so CJ can get fully moved and settled. I’m (Matt Stone) hoping to get a chance to go up and visit him soon and finally meet face to face. If that works out we plan to record a live show together and post it.

In any case I wanted to let you all know that for the next month or so we might be pretty quiet as we try and get CJ acclimated to his new job and life in Cali!

So everyone send a tweet to him (@cjinfantino) and let him know how cool he is.

Matt S.

Show 9 – Jack of All Trades or Master of None?

This is a pretty laid back show where CJ, Matt O., and Matt S. talk about focusing on only one topic in your profession or becoming a “jack of all trades” of sorts.


Show 7 – Christmas Clouds

Listen to the guys bat around ideas about Cloud and the future of IT in a Cloudy world during this Christmas edition of the Class-C Block. Thanks to Keith Miller for joining us.


Show 6 – The Datacenter

CJ, Matt Oswalt, and Matt Stone sit down to figure out some Cisco Datacenter technologies and discuss past experiences with the different platforms.


Show 1 – Class C Block Intro

The Class C Block’s first podcast. Listen to our first podcast where we explain a little bit about who we are, what we’re doing, and where we’re headed.


The Class-C Block

We’re getting ready for a full launch soon. We’ve been working hard to get the site finished and nail down the content for our first show. Keep checking back here or subscribe to our RSS feed to keep posted on all the latest happenings.